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10 minutes to better health
Last updated: Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Work, eat, sleep, ferry children, take dog to vet, gym, work, eat, sleep. Sound familiar? Who has time to spend hours on a healthy lifestyle? Fortunately there is much you can do that doesn't take more than a few minutes.
  • Glug, glug, glug. Make sure you stay properly hydrated by drinking water and other drinks throughout the day. But let thirst be your guide - drinking too much water can actually do more harm than good by flushing important nutrients from your system.
  • Tomato trick. Tomato, in all its forms, containes lycopene, a very powerful antioxidant, which helps your body fight cancer. If you don't like raw tomato, tomato sauce or tomato paste will have almost the same effect. You can also get it in supplement form: it's called Lyc-O-Mato, which the manufacturers claim concentrates the lycopene from non genetically modified, organically-grown tomatoes.
  • Morning munchies. Don't skip breakfast. Doing this, starts off the day on the wrong foot for your body. Have something quick and healthy, which takes no time to prepare, like yoghurt and muesli and fresh fruit.
  • Wash those hands. Most of the viruses doing the rounds get into your system via your hands. Lift buttons, taps, telephones and shared office stationery are all culprits. Also wash your hands after going to the toilet. Do this, and you will cut your chances of getting ill significantly.
  • Brush your teeth. Proper brushing twice a day will significantly decrease your chances of tooth decay. Make a habit of this.
  • Drink a multivitamin. This is not as good as getting it all from fresh fruit and vegetables, but it is preferable to not getting any vitamins at all. Especially if you smoke or drink regularly, your body's Vitamin C levels need to be replenished regularly.
  • Lose the cigarettes. Whether it requires joining Smokenders, being hypnot ... Read more


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